Jaime Derringer, Founder and Executive Editor of Design Milk visited RIT this past November and had the opportunity to tour the Vignelli Center for Design Studies. Jamie recently published a blog post about her experiences in the center and archive.
“…I was pretty impressed with the vast amount of stuff – from prototypes, to boxes of defunct dishware, blueprints, drawings, sketches, plans, and even a collection of the Vignellis’ clothing patterns. Yes, they designed clothing, too! I hear that there’s going to be a fashion show some time next year, too.”
Jamie also went on to discuss the many initiatives that the Vignelli Center houses, including Product Timecapsule, which recently received the donation of the 1969 Molar chair by Rochester local (and living legend) Wendell Castle and the RIT Industrial Design department project last year called “Activating the (Vignelli) Archive”, where each student was assigned a particular group of processes from the Vignelli’s cache.
Read the full article on Design-Milk.